Why are STEM & STEAM Important?
Not only can STEAM save the world, it can save our kids too by making their future bright. STEM jobs are expected to grow by 16% in the US between 2014 and 2024 compared to only 11% for other sectors*. And right now, science & engineering careers earn more than double the income of the median job in the United States.* Despite this, math performance in US students is faltering and STEM graduates are dropping out of their fields. And let’s not even get started on some of the inequities for women and minorities….
So how do we fix this? Start young. Let’s work together to get more STEAM education into elementary schools. Because without improving STEAM education in our schools, the US is going to fall behind in the global technology race. And with that goes the potential for our children’s futures.
How to Get Started with STEAM
Go save the world with STEAM! But it can start with your family. And your classroom. Saving the world starts with inspiring kids to ask questions. To think creatively. It doesn’t have to be hard to incorporate STEAM in your world. It’s all around you! And here’s a great way to get started.